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Katy Tur Rips Alex Jones for Claiming Psychosis Led to His Conspiracies: ‘Poster Boy for Fake News’

MSNBC host Katy Tur ripped Infowars founder Alex Jones for suggesting in a deposition that a media-induced psychosis caused him to push false flag conspiracies, like the Sandy Hook school shooting.

She even called him the “poster boy for fake news.”

“I, myself, almost had like a form of psychosis back in the past where I basically thought everything was staged,” the popular conspiracy theorist said during a deposition in the lawsuit Sandy Hook victims filed against him. “Even though I now learned a lot of times things aren’t staged, as a pundit and someone giving an opinion, you know, my opinions have been wrong, but they were never wrong consciously to hurt people.”

“The trauma of the media and the corporations lying so much, then everything begins,” he added, before explaining that this caused him to distrust everything, like “a child whose parents lie to them over and over again.”

“You are not a child, sir,” Tur replied after airing the footage of Jones statement. “You are a grown man who made money off of all these lies.”

She listed Jones other lies — including conspiracies about the Oklahoma City Bombing, Hillary Clinton‘s pedophile “Pizzagate” ring, and even Glenn Beck secretly being a CIA agent — and joked that “psychosis led” to them

Tur continued by suggesting Jones is unrepentant, even after Infowars was banned from most social media sites. She pointed to Jones’ “unbelievable” show last week where he theorized about the suicide of Jeremy Richman, whose daughter was killed during the Sandy Hook shooting.

“We don’t know he’s got gunshot wounds or whatever,” Jones said. “I mean, is there going to be a police investigation? Are they going to look at the surveillance cameras? I mean, what happened to this guy? This whole Sandy Hook thing is like really getting even crazier.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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